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Jan. 22nd, 2012

I think I just use this to read communities now. Twitter and <a href="http://shwoo.tumblr.com/>tumblr</a> are where I'm at now.

Apr. 14th, 2011

So I went through my unfinished Sam & Max fics and my unfinished Phineas and Ferb fics, copied them to a single word document each, made the font small, and picked out the first sentence of every page. I tried to do that with my Homestar Runner fics, but there wasn't enough to make it work. I wrote short fics and posted most of them. I guess if anyone wanted to see my disturbingly large amount of Opposites Attract based fics that I wrote in 07/08...

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Phineas and FerbCollapse )

Reading through those made me want to finish my "Max saves Sam from hell with a bulldozer" story. I don't know why I stopped. I must have been tired or anxious or something.
Hello! I'm not tired at the moment! Not exhausted, anyway. I think maybe if I always make sure to eat enough, I'll be fine. Which might be a challenge.

My fatigue was getting really bad for a while. I missed a couple of days of school and didn't get my assignment in on time, but I think I got an extension or something.

I went to the Canberra show just before I started getting really, really tired. That was fun. vinciolo and I went on the dodgems. And then she told me to watch the new My Little Pony series again, so eventually, I did. It's great, and the fandom's a lot of fun. I didn't get obsessed, though, which I'm glad for.

Then I drew Doofenshmirtz as a pony.

I'm going to try to be more social on the Internet, like in 2005 except with less putting my foot in my mouth. This may not come to anything.

I've been using Twitter a lot again.
I've been making things! :D Today I rendered a sphere in 3D out of a lot of vertexes and triangles. I thought it would be like making a computer draw a circle, which only involves a few lines of code, but it was actually pretty complicated. But I figured it out. First I had to arrange the vertexes in the shape of a sphere, then cover it with triangles, and neither were easy. Then I put the triangles on backwards, so that instead of the closest part of the sphere blocking out the other side of it like in real life, the far side was visible and the close side was not. It was a weird effect.

Then I made the code slightly less terrible and made a giant rainbow sphere with inertia that rolled in place. And then I didn't actually have time to work on today's shader-related exercises. But A says they're really easy, so I'm sure I'll catch up.

I also made a TVTropes page for Stephen Baxter's novel Evolution, which I recently finished reading. I wrote the page in TVTropes style! The novel has some interesting ideas, and also lots of sex. The story's about the evolution of humans, from rat things to people with culture that run around ruining everything, to future monkey things. It's quite dark and depressing, but I've read quite a few of his short stories, so I was forewarned.

I wish he'd gone into more detail about the downfall of humanity. Every other story has the omniscient narrator described the changes the world has gone through since the last one, but in the first story after the end of humanity, there's just speculation from a bunch of people with no helpful technology who arrived at least a thousand years later. It was disappointing. And I didn't understand the significance of Lucy, a modern human, not the three million year old skeleton of an Australopithecus, probably being a direct descendant of mitochondrial Eve. Isn't everyone? That's what mitochondrial Eve is, the most recent ancestor of everybody alive today.

Last week I said a banana broke my DS. That's because I had my DS in my bag with a very ripe banana. When I took out the DS while waiting for the second bus, I found a gaping hole in the banana, and the DS covered in banana slime. I wiped it off, and at first it seemed fine. Then, at lunch, it wouldn't turn on. I pulled the cartridge out of the cartridge slot, and noticed that it was covered in slime too. So I left it open on my desk for the rest of the day, and found it working with a weird touch screen when I got the bus home. I played it for a while, until it made a sound that reminded me of the time ants got into the wiring of the lights when I was little.

It seems to be okay now, though. I thought the clock had stopped, but now it's just a bit slow, and things on the touch screen are discoloured, but the damage is not as bad as I thought it was.

Here is a list of people I have spoken to recently who are horrible philistines for not being as familiar with some things that I am familiar with:
Kururu - Never got further than Gobi's Valley in Banjo-Kazooie
A - Hadn't heard of Earthbound until today.
Roy - Said of Homestar Runner that he hadn't got around to playing it yet, and of the Angry Video Game Nerd that he never got into That Guy With The Glasses.

It's also an incomplete list of people I have spoken to recently. Finally, I'm talking to people who share my interests instead of typing to people who share my interests. ...I'm better at typing, though. I think it's some kind of autism thing.

For the past week or so, I've been too busy during class and too tired out of class to do many Internet things. I hope that fatigue was a one time occurrence, because I like Internet things. They're fun.
I ton of unrelated stuff happened today. I was writing a tl;dr post about it, but now it's after one in the morning, so I'll go to bed instead.

I'll just say that I think a banana broke my DS, and that you should always remember to norm your quaternions.

Feb. 4th, 2011

Yay, updating my journal in class. We're finally doing 3D graphics. I made a box zoom around like a racecar! The psychics coding was pretty hacky, but it wasn't part of the exercise so I don't care. And now I made two smaller boxes orbit around it quickly in the same orbit, so now it's a racecar that's also an inaccurate model of a helium atom! I don't know what we're supposed to be doing now, so I guess it's catching up on exercises. But I finished them yesterday, so... That's why I'm online.


I suspect that not many people get this excited because they started school again.

So it's still summer

I'm about to melt into a little puddle of sweat. It's raining and it's still too hot! I which that cool breeze would come back.

Also, school started again. Their air conditioning is not great.


Jan. 25th, 2011

I haven't done anything productive all day, including eat.

Actually, I did eat. I had two bars, some dry cereal, and some Skittles.

I think I overdid it yesterday.

I'd better go down to the shops tomorrow. Maybe I'll have a Boost for breakfast. That usually seems to work.


Jan. 24th, 2011

The Belconnen bus system still sucks. I was going to meet bizaga_kururu again today, and although she specified which station she meant this time, I still ended up at the wrong one. Good thing there's only three, and that they're so close together. And good thing that it only rained a little.

I had fun. I showed her Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and she showed me a Let's Play of Superman 64, and we played Mario Kart Wii and ate chips. Not in that order.

And here's an out of context thing from a conversation about a musebox roleplay she's doing:

Me: I thought Scott and Todd were from different points in their canon.
Kururu: Time exploded.

I think that sums up the day.


Jan. 23rd, 2011

Last night's dream was fun. The main plot involved averting a catastrophe. If nothing was done or things went wrong, a huge amount of red and yellow balls would roll down the mountain and destroy the town. I got to see an example of failure, and it was pretty disturbing. No idea why it was Hogwarts being destroyed in that part, though.

I got a satisfactory ending, where the balls were released, but the people were warned beforehand and I don't think anybody died or that there was much property damage. So I wandered around the town I'd sort of saved for a while, and noticed some balls rolling down the street. I thought it was probably something minor and not another flood, but I hid in a pub that had survived the last one just in case.

There were so many that it buried the building I was in. I don't think they damaged it at all, though. Hogwarts must just be made of cobwebs or something. Once the balls had passed, I went outside again, because in my dreams I always do the most interesting thing for the plot instead of the smartest thing. I have the feeling that the Origami Killer from heavy Rain was involved in this. I even overheard someone wondering if someone else had drowned after I left the pun.

More balls showed up, so I had to hide in a tower, which was somehow specifically built to be strong against the balls. That doesn't sound right to me, but I'm not an architect. Maybe I accidentally got something right.

Then I guess I woke up. I think interpreting dreams based on an objective set of symbols is silly, but I'm curious about how that one would come out.

Also, I saw the musical episode of Phineas and Ferb! In reality, even! I love everything about Perry's face during Doofenshmirtz's musical number. I think he's considering driving that screw through his skull instead of using it to free himself.